Strange things happen when you poke around the "Ghosts of Auraria," as we did in this week's feature on whether certain promises, supposedly made to the community when the college campus was built, were ever kept. This week, one alert reader presented us with a rare copy of a study generated 38 ye ... More >>
Marvin Hamlisch, one of the most famous and decorated film and theater composers of the 1970s and beyond, died this week at age 68. But when he passed, few remembered his connection to Metropolitan State University of Denver, for which he wrote the now-anachronistic school song, "The Fire of M.S.C." ... More >>
On July 1, Metropolitan State College officially became Metropolitan State University of Denver, ending a process that had dragged on for four years, through research, debate and, finally, the approval of the Colorado Legislature. But the school in the heart of the city really made its name last mon ... More >>
Congress won't pass the DREAM act and the Colorado Legislature killed ASSET. But Metropolitan State College (soon to be Metropolitan State University of Denver) is ready to do the right thing for would-be students who are living here illegally, kids who were brought to this country by their parents ... More >>
Aaron ThackeraySaturday night's Artopia was an entertainment mashup of music, performance art, visual arts, fashion, food and other almost undefinable activities, fueled by alcohol and general high spirits. You can get a feel for the annual event in this slide show -- which inspired Found Art ... More >>
Metro State students are getting an unexpected lesson in just how hard it is to rebrand a beloved institution. Yesterday, the school's board voted to postpone by at least a month a final decision on a new name for Metropolitan State College.
Michael Hancock. After spending the morning with W., Mayor Michael Hancock (who the former president said was classy), launched his Denver Education Compact, a committee of big brains set to tackle the city's school system, which graduated just 51.8 percent of students on time last year. Hanc ... More >>
The "beta stage" show will last for two days. Sevilla Stinnett, right, and Program Manager Michelle Kimball, left.If most of the artists in Denver could make a living off their artwork, the staff of Denver's restaurants and bars would be getting a big makeover. But sustaining the homeless thr ... More >>
Volunteers from last year's Taste of the NFL.In a country renowned for excess, the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl could qualify as our crowning achievement in consumption. But at least some people are finding ways to do something positive with our over-indulgence. Over the weekend, Metropo ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
Troy Guard's TAG hosts a Denver Food & Wine dinner tonight. The fifth annual Denver Food & Wine Classic kicked off last night, and it's bigger and better than ever this year -- in every way. "Art of the Cocktail and a Movie" brought several hundred people to the Quad at Metropolitan State C ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
Poet Mark Doty talks about his writing life at three separate events.
The best rapper ever? Vibe readers think so. LOCALS ONLY Metropolitan State College of Denver’s radio station, MetRadio, has been around over a decade, and according to Colorado emcee D.O. it has barely featured any hip-hop. He’s looking to change that, by launching a hip-hop show called “B ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
Get some exercise in the park. Joseph Brady was first introduced to T'ai Chi in 1967 at Brooklyn Tech, his New York high school that was one-third Chinese. "I got turned on to it then and have been doing it ever since," he says. On April 14 and the 21, he and his wife Jacqui Shumway will host T' ... More >>
Give these creative classmates extra credit -- and Experience the Movement
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Western State seeks to save its ski team with a dash for private cash.
Students ruffle Auraria's tradition of apathy.
Metro State's basketball coach keeps old school new.
The good, the bad and the ugly at the Arvada Center and the MCA.
Metro State Basketball
The CVA's two-part exhibit is a divine look at the human form.
His word is born.
The good, the bad and the very ugly of athletics in 2000.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.